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British Yeast Group: Discovery to Impact, Newcastle, UK


  • The County Hotel Neville Street Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE1 United Kingdom (map)

Yeasts are very versatile, model unicellular eukaryotes that have been extensively used for over a century to explore fundamental aspects of living systems. Annual gatherings of the British yeast community have taken place since the 1980s and the Microbiology Society have been pleased to incorporate the last two meetings in its annual Focused Meeting programme.

BYG 2019 will explore the theme of Discovery to Impact in which fundamental research themes are integrated with applied themes, including biotechnological applications of yeasts, yeasts as disease models, and pathogenic yeasts. The programme features an exciting range of keynote talks from acclaimed invited speakers and will also give early career stage yeast researchers the opportunity to present their recent research results through a series of posters and offered oral presentations. The meeting will also feature a varied social programme offering delegates plenty of opportunities to make new connections, discuss research projects and to strengthen relationships in the British yeast community.

Key topics

  • Fundamental cellular processes, including metabolic cycles, chromatin biology, regulation of gene expression and control of quiescence

  • Yeasts as disease models

  • Pathogenic yeasts

  • Biotechnological applications of yeasts